McDonnell RF-101C

The story of when USAF replaced the debris of a crashed F-117 with those of a crashed F-101 Voodoo to keep the Nighthawk Secret

The story of when USAF replaced the debris of a crashed F-117 with those of a crashed F-101 Voodoo to keep the Nighthawk Secret

The crashed F-101 Voodoo had been in storage at the secretive Area 51 in Nevada for more than 20 years,… Read More

9 months ago

Ghosts of Groom Lake: the story of the F-101 Voodoo aircraft tasked to support the then top-secret A-12 program test flights at Area 51

In addition to their A-12 chase and training duties, these F-101 Voodoos were tasked with the interception of any unauthorized… Read More

1 year ago

The story of when legendary ace Robin Olds put on a Thunderbirds-style show with four F-101s to get off of the promotion list for brigadier general to become a combat wing commander in Vietnam

The F-101s put on a spectacular Thunderbirds-style show ending with the signature "bomb-burst" maneuver. The performance had the desired effect.… Read More

1 year ago

This RF-101C pilot had his Voodoo hit by ground fire during a dangerous recce mission over North Vietnam but he continued on the photo run until it exploded and crashed

On Jul. 29, 1965, RF-101C Voodoo pilot Capt. Jack Weatherby volunteered to lead an extremely dangerous photo mission against a… Read More

3 years ago

THE STORY OF OPERATION SUN RUN, THE RF-101C VOODOO MISSION THAT SET THREE NEW TRANSCONTINENTAL SPEED RECORDS

Two RF-101s had to fly round-trip from Los Angeles to New York and back again and two Voodoos had to… Read More

7 years ago